True-crime series foster skepticism about the fairness of our criminal justice system. For all that, however, I am not convinced that it is open season on the innocent in America.
Cyntoia Brown been in prison for 15 years. When she is released on August 7, she will have spent nearly as much time in prison as she has spent outside of it.
The bill, which has passed House and Senate and is headed to President Trump’s desk, would be an obvious step in the right direction.
A piece of criminal justice reform legislation is percolating in Congress. Here’s a deeper dive into what might change (and what the media isn’t accurately reporting).
How else can we fully integrate felons who have served their time back into our society? We can do better than just giving them the right to vote.
As proponents of Amendment 4 attempt to rally support, voters will make the ultimate call on whether ex-felons should regain their voting rights.
‘They respect this guy,’ President Trump said of Kanye.
Two years after the final installment of the whirlwind second season of ‘Serial’ featuring Bowe Bergdahl, Sarah Koenig is back with not one new story, but many.
Maybe Colin Kaepernick should hold off on the whole ‘sacrificing everything’ line, especially since he’s getting schooled by another entertainer on actually producing results.
In the case of Matthew Charles and others where the criminal justice system has failed, decisive action from a courageous president may be the only hope.
Reason reporter CJ Ciaramella talks monsters, Dungeons and Dragons, video games, and his latest investigation into Chicago’s car impounding program.
Heightened public opinion on sexual assault may be helping high-profile advocates speak out about an imprisoned woman who killed her sex trafficker.
If the prosecutors in the Steinle case had not charged only what they could actually prove absent a politically motivated jury, they may indeed have secured a bigger conviction.
Contrary to the attorney general’s imagination, hordes of bloodthirsty gang members are not suddenly plaguing American neighborhoods. Crime is still at its lowest level in decades.
Beyond shrinking our overly expanded incarcerated population, bail reform would boost the United States’ stagnating income mobility by reforming a system that traps the poor in poverty.
Some people deserve to die for brutally and intentionally murdering innocents. If that’s right, then justice requires capital punishment.
America needs criminal justice reform, particularly to reduce the obstacles facing those reentering society. People who have served their time deserve a second chance in life.
Improvements like body cameras and independent police auditors are steps in the right direction, but none of those reforms gets at the source of the problem, which is our criminal traffic laws.
Despite racial disagreement on the way police interact with their communities, no demographic is ‘anti-cop’—and a majority agrees on needed reforms.
It took a unique combination of distrust, arrogance, and prosecutorial blunders to lead the Malheur occupiers to get away with their crimes.
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